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61 Reviews
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    Caltrans seems like an establishment anyone could find happiness at.

    Current Employee - Environmental Planner
    Current Employee - Environmental Planner

    I have been working at Caltrans as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The office setting seems fairly laid-back. The whole company seems pretty diverse in some districts. It's interesting to get to work on projects that you actually come across on a day-to-day basis on the way to or from work. Getting to work with the various consultants allows you to advance your network.

    Cons

    Less hands-on than may be desired, office setting can get stuffy if you'd rather be working in the field, keeping track of all the federal, state, and environmental regulations, permits, etc. is a challenge and something that always needs to be refreshed.

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Caltrans Interviews

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014

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    Environmental Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Marysville, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Marysville, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Caltrans.

    Interview Details

    The process began with an online "test" (questionnaire) regarding qualifications to place you on an eligibility list. Received 95% and was ranked in the first list of eligibility. Received call for interview about 2-3 months later. Interview panel of 2 with a series of 6 questions asked. The questions were fairly general discussing qualifications, experience in team setting, ability to multitask, writing skills, & a reiteration of why you're a good fit for the position. As you speak your answers they write and don't say very much or ask many follow up questions to your responses. The questions are also there for you to read along as they ask.

    Interview Questions
    • Upon reconstruction of a bridge over a river what types of issues/impacts would you expect to encounter, what types of documents would you need to prepare, what would be your role(s)/responsibilities in the project   Answer Question
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Website www.dot.ca.gov
Headquarters Sacramento, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1970
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) wants you to get your kicks on Route 66 -- and on their other highways, as well. Caltrans designs, constructs, maintains, and operates the Golden State's highway system's 50,000 miles of roadways. It oversees a variety of programs in areas including highway and mass transportation, aeronautics, transportation planning, and administration. Caltrans also provides assistance for about 400 public-use airports, offers inter-city rail services (alone and with Amtrak), and promotes the use of alternative modes of transportation... More

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